Felicity was commissioned by BAFTA to shoot their ‘Breakthrough Brits’, showcasing a broad spectrum of next generation on and off-screen creative talent in UK film, television, and games. Over 2 days, Felicity captured 18 subjects individually, and in groups, including actors Abubakar Salim, Niamh Algar and Vicky Knight, directors Dan Dewsbury and Stella Corradi, writers Gemma Langford and Rose Glass, producer Jen Kenwood, and art director Chris Cox.
Inspired by theatre, and the notion of portrait as performance, Felicity re-created a studio environment reminiscent of Volta Photo Studio, the West African studio that popularised youthful and inventive portrait photography in the 1960s and 1970s. Set Designer Victoria Twyman used a mixture of fabric, lino and carpet pieces to give the space texture, and the stage was set for the subjects to make the space their own, bringing items that represented a part of their story. Felicity’s dynamic lighting brought drama and narrative to the portraits.